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Paella - A Spanish Delight

Paella - A Spanish Delight

Now thats what I call a dish!

This is a seafood paella I enjoyed when wandering the beach town of Sitges, Spain. It is a wonderful explosion of taste.  

Here is a perfect description of paella:

"There are three widely known types of paella: Valencian paella (Spanish: paella valenciana), seafood paella (Spanish: paella de marisco) and mixed paella (Spanish: paella mixta), but there are many others as well. Valencian paella consists of white rice, green vegetables, meat (rabbit, chicken, duck, land snails), beans and seasoning. Seafood paella replaces land animals with seafood and omits beans and green vegetables. Mixed paella is a free-style combination of land animals, seafood, vegetables, and sometimes beans. Most paella chefs use calasparra or bomba rices for this dish. Other key ingredients include saffron and olive oil."

I have tried to make Paella at home and although it does not take exactly like the dishes made in Spain, I will say, it's pretty darn close!

Please post your own photos and recipes in the comments down below. Let's share the delicious tastes of Spanish Paella!

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